World Conference of Science Journalists


Science and technology play a central role in the modern world; indeed they drive much of its fast ongoing transformation. So it is crucial for the future of humanity that science and technology receive in depth and critical journalistic coverage of the highest quality. This conference aims to contribute to this goal by strengthening the professional, ethical and technical skills of science journalists; by increasing their knowledge of recent developments in science; and by improving their understanding of the forces that shape it.
WCSJ2019 will be independent and critical. Because science has never been so powerful, many forces strive to deform it to serve their agendas: corporations, politicians, ideologues... Journalists need to remain constantly sceptical and watchful, and the conference will help them with tips and insights.
WCSJ2019 is open and innovative. New ideas and new practices are constantly emerging, and the conference will strive to harness the best and bring them to Lausanne.
To do this, the organising committee will be seeking input, right up to  the last minute before the conference, not only from established experts and organisations, but also from innovators in a variety of fields.
WCSJ2019 thinks positive. Times may be challenging, but along with challenge comes unprecedented opportunity. Never has such a variety of tools been available to tell stories in an attractive way, to access information and data, to verify facts. Nor have there been so many ways to interact with audiences, measure the impact of stories, and improve journalistic work accordingly. The conference will allow us to discuss creative and impactful ways of taking advantage of this journalistic bonanza.

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